The Leonidaion, also known as the Cenotaph or Tomb of Leonidas, is the only monument of the Ancient Agora that has survived to this day. It is a temple-like building, probably from the 5th century. BC, whose use is not known and was probably a cenotaph.
However, both local tradition and the traveler Pausanias believed that the bones of Leonidas from Thermopylae were transferred and buried there.
The Leonidaion is located to the north of the modern city of Sparta and is an emblem and monument of the modern city.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou